Our strategic planning started when faculty members nominated by Department Heads and Center Directors were invited to participate in small roundtable sessions answering key questions about the college. For example, 1. What do we need to do as a College of Engineering to achieve Top 50 Status? and 2. What are our major strengths and weaknesses that will play a critical role to becoming a Top 50 College of Engineering?
Following these discussions with the faculty focus groups and examination of the data from U.S. News and World Report, the College of Engineering leadership team spent a day long retreat discussing the results of these roundtable discussions, comparing key elements of our current College of Engineering performance with selected Benchmarking Institutions, examining U.S. News and World Report rankings, and coming up with some broad goals and objectives. These have been refined during discussions with Department Heads and Center Directors.
The final phase of our strategic planning was to discuss these proposed goals and objectives with the broader engineering community, and we set up meetings with departments and research centers to discuss the plan.
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